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Month: May 2017

Huize van Wely, Jakarta Welcomes Chef Robin Hoedjes

Huize van Wely, Jakarta Welcomes Chef Robin Hoedjes

Jakarta’s famed Dutch patisserie Huize van Wely serves up the finest handmade chocolates, truffles and sweets. Lead by Robin Simon Petrus Hoedjes – the winner of Dutch Pastry Award 2015, the Huize van Wely team has unveiled new sugary delights with mouth-watering presentation like no other. Focusing […]

Sambal Search

Sambal Search

As part of the preparation to open their new venue, the people behind Nusantara (by Locavore) shared their search and research about sambal from across the archipelago. Nusantara (by Locavore) is the latest project of chefs Eelke Plasmeijer and Ray Adriansyah and their team who are always passionate […]

Ramadhan and Idul Fitri Celebrations at Gran Mahakam

Ramadhan and Idul Fitri Celebrations at Gran Mahakam

Hotel Gran Mahakam presents Moroccan decorations inspired by the beauty of Morocco and has chosen “Sacred Ramadan” as the theme of this year’s holy month celebration.

A remarkable package has been prepared by the hotel to indulge their guests who choose to stay over or to celebrate fast-breaking tradition at Le Gran Café and Aoki Japanese Cuisine.

The room package this year will be available from May 2 to July 9. The room package “Sacred Ramadan” will include accommodation in a deluxe room, early breakfast or breakfast for two persons, a 10 percent discount on the fast-breaking buffet at Le Gran Café and Aoki Japanese Cuisine, a complimentary two pieces laundry per day (minimum two night stay), welcome drinks and fresh fruits upon arrival.

Guests will be pampered with a sumptuous fast-breaking buffet from May 25 to June 24. Le Gran Cafe has prepared a wide range of tempting sweet tajil and various dishes only found during the month of Ramadhan.

For fast-breaking, Le Gran Cafe will serve its signature Bubur Tampah (bubur sumsum, bubur jali, bubur biji salak, sagu rangi, complete with palm sugar and coconut milk sauce for toppings) kolak campur, serabi kinca, ketan pandan kinca, getuk keju coklat, es tape hijau, es kelapa muda, es lotus mahakam and a selections of fine dates.

The restaurant will also offer as appetizers caesar salad, sushi sashimi, lumpia basah, lumpia padang, rujak pengantin, and karedok; soups bakso bakwan, soto mie mahakam, soto padang, sup buntut, steamboat; Indonesian signatures ketupat ramadan, lontong mahakam, nasi daun jeruk, nasi liwet and nasi bali; carvings kambing guling, sapi guling, beef sawarma; desserts es rujak, es pelangi, es kopyor, es blewah, es cendol, chocolate melted, almond pudding, selections of ice cream, kue ape, pancong kopyor and, banana crepes.

For Japanese food lovers, the highlighted menu at AOKI Japanese Cuisine will feature tajils kolak campur, biji salak and jongkong; appetizers sushi nigiri, sake sishito, telaga warna maki, sashimi, spider maki and chicken salad; main courses dry sukiyaki, truffle beef, tendon, beef teriyaki, tempura, yaki udon and ebi moto yaki; desserts es kopyor, tropical drink, Indonesian sweets, selections of ice cream and mixed fresh fruits.

To fulfil your needs in preparing Ramadhan events such as gatherings or Halal Bihalal, the hotel also caters in-house and offers an on-site catering package to be held at Hotel Gran Mahakam or at your own mansion.


Jalan Mahakam I No. 8
Kebayoran Baru, Jakarta
T: +62 21 7209966
Facebook: granmahakamhotel
Twitter: @granmahakam
Instagram: @granmahakamhotel
Photographs by: Gran Mahakam

11th Indonesian Salon  Culinaire 2017

11th Indonesian Salon Culinaire 2017

Pastry chefs from all over Indonesia and abroad flexed their creative and artistic muscles at the Desserts Plated Indonesian Flavor competition at the 11th Indonesian Salon Culinaire 2017. The event was held in JIEXPO Kemayoran from April 5 to 8, in conjunction with Indonesian Food & Hotel […]

Beervana’s Craft Beer and Modern Thai Food Pairing

Beervana’s Craft Beer and Modern Thai Food Pairing

Beervana teams up with old friends to showcase Bangkok flavors. Beervana is the craft beer supplier that was born in Bangkok during a revolution of Thai cuisine at the hands of pioneering chefs and beer brewers. It grew up pushing craft beer into the limelight as […]

Po: Singapore’s Culture, Heritage and Cuisine

Po: Singapore’s Culture, Heritage and Cuisine

Next time you visit Singapore, look out for the new restaurant Po, perching on the banks of Robertson Quay.

Pioneer of Mod-Sin cuisine, Chef Willin Low, has opened Po, a refined restaurant which presents modern-day Singaporean flavors.

The restaurant is housed in The Warehouse Hotel, which is deeply rooted in heritage and local culture.

The award-winning chef-partner puts a focus on celebrating Singapore flavors. Through Po, he takes a more traditional approach that enhances local classics with premium ingredients and takes great care to make many elements from scratch.

“With Po we want to demonstrate that humble local classics, food often enjoyed at home or at hawker centers, can be modernized to become elegant and world-class,” said Willin. “Po is also very much about family and we hope that in today’s increasingly time-starved society guests will come to relish these rich local flavors together with their loved ones.”

Chef Willin works alongside Executive Chef William Lim, previously from Violet Oon’s National Kitchen.

The dish popiah, a signature on the menu and one such classic dish, is crafted from a home recipe and perfected with effort unparalleled by other establishments in Singapore. From finding the perfect thickness for the hand-cut vegetables to the four-hour braising process to ensure the filling attains the right balance of savory-sweetness, the popiah at Po honors tradition while enhancing it with fastidious attention to detail. It is available as a Classic Platter, suitable for up to two to enjoy, as well as a more luxurious Prawn Platter, featuring fresh tiger prawns, and the Fresh Flower Crab Platter, which features handpicked crabmeat. A uniquely Singaporean dish, popiah holds a very special place in the hearts and memories of many locals as the dish is painstakingly prepared and savored with family.

Other small plate highlights include the charcoal-grilled Iberico Satay, which is marinated in spices for 12 hours and served with a freshly grated pineapple and peanut dip, a tangy traditional twist. Po’s Ngoh Hiang also shines a light on an underappreciated local staple, featuring a handmade crispy beancurd skin wrapper with five spice pork filling served with homemade sambal, sweet sauce and lotus root crisps. The Barramundi Salad was inspired by local yu sheng or raw fish salad and is a tangy, spicy interpretation featuring locally farmed raw barramundi.

Chef Willin’s culinary programming for the hotel encompasses not only Po’s menu but also the breakfast, bar snack and in-room dining offerings. The breakfast menu in particular has been shaped to reflect Willin’s favourite local comfort foods to start the day including Singaporean Congee, a soothing Cantonese rice porridge, and Po’s Signature Bak Kut Teh, a robust eight-hour Sichuan pepper broth with tender US prime pork ribs.

Guests dining at Po will also be able to sample craft cocktails from The Warehouse Hotel’s Lobby Bar. Representing its incarnation as an 1895 warehouse, known in Asia as a godown, are rustic infusions that transport you to the heart of the old spice trade such as the Madame Butterfly roselle tequila, watermelon, rosé, kaffir lime salt, soda – and Barbarella with hibiscus gin, elderflower, rhubarb and Earl Grey tea. These are supported by a curated selection of Asian craft beers, spirits and fine wines.


The Warehouse Hotel
320 Havelock Road, Robertson Quay, S169628
T: +65 6828 0007
Facebook: porestaurant
Photographs by: The Warehouse Hotel


AB Steak Lands in Jakarta

AB Steak Lands in Jakarta

AB Steak is the latest brainchild by Chef Akira Back – a revolutionary modern Korean steakhouse incorporating American steakhouse style with Korean flair. Akira stays true to his take on cultural merging, mixing the flavors and tastes of his Korean origins along with a variety of […]

Craft Coffee By Kitchen Aid

Craft Coffee By Kitchen Aid

KitchenAid craft coffee line brings the café experience into home kitchens. Good news to all the caffeine drinkers, now you can enjoy a manual brew coffee on your home with just a click. KitchenAid has introduced pour-over coffee maker and the siphon coffee brewer that […]

Ramadan Kareem at Hotel Indonesia Kempinski Jakarta

Ramadan Kareem at Hotel Indonesia Kempinski Jakarta

Signatures Restaurant


As Ramadan approaches, our talented chefs have prepared various Indonesian Ramadan favorites from ‘es buah’ to satay until 24 June. Begin the fasting day with Sahur and end it with an Iftar buffet.

The Iftar buffet, which comes with an assortment of tajil and hot tea, is available at Signatures Restaurant at Rp 368,000++ from Monday to Thursday and Rp 458,000++ from Friday to Sunday.

Sky Pool Bar
Hold your ‘buka bersama’ gathering on our rooftop Sky Pool Bar & Cafe with an Iftar buffet at Rp 298,000++ for a minimum booking of 30 persons.

Nirwana Lounge
For a special tajil menu, Nirwana Lounge offers a package at Rp 175,000++ per person.



If you wish for a different taste of Iftar, head to OKU with Japanese bento packages that start from Rp 650,000++ including tajil.

Meeting Package
Business must go on during Ramadan!
Iftar gatherings start from Rp 398,000++ per person.
Meeting with Iftar buffet start from Rp 548,000++

For more information, please contact at

Ramadan & Eid Holiday Room Packages

Enjoy the festivities with your family and friends!
Get rates starting from Rp 2,900,000 for stay period in 26 May to 22 June.

Take advantage of Eid rates starting from Rp 2,700,000 with minimum stay of 2 nights from 23 to 28 June.

Prolong your holiday from 29 June to 9 July with rates starting from Rp 2,700,000!
These room rates are net and inclusive of breakfast or ‘sahur’ for two.

Valid for Indonesia citizen and KITAS holders.

For more information and reservation, please contact us on 021 – 2358 3800 or reservation.jakarta@kempinski.com.


Hotel Indonesia Kempinski Jakarta
Jalan M.H Thamrin No. 1.
Facebook: KempinskiJKT
Twitter: @KempinskiJKT
Instagram: @kempinskijkt

Iftar Experience At Le Meridien Jakarta

Iftar Experience At Le Meridien Jakarta

Le Meridien Jakarta welcomes Ramadan 2017 with array of Iftar offering during the holy month. Ultimate Iftar experience is awaiting at Al Nafoura, Jakarta’s known authentic Middle Eastern restaurant with a truly unique setting, where the warmth and hospitality of Arabian tradition come to life […]

Feast On Authentic Ramadan Delight At  The Heritage Atmosphere Of Pasar Bedug Betawi  At Doubletree By Hilton Jakarta – Diponegoro

Feast On Authentic Ramadan Delight At The Heritage Atmosphere Of Pasar Bedug Betawi At Doubletree By Hilton Jakarta – Diponegoro

DoubleTree by Hilton Jakarta – Diponegoro today announced a special Breakfasting Buffet promotion to welcome the season of togetherness and goodness with provide its special outdoor dining experience. Highlighting ‘kampoeng-style’ and offering old time favorite dishes up to 150 items from Indonesia and Jakarta in […]

Ramadan Festivities At Fairmont Jakarta

Ramadan Festivities At Fairmont Jakarta

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This coming Ramadan, Fairmont Jakarta presents a multitude of authentic Arabic dishes combined with Indonesian favourites and international cuisine at the hotel’s well-known restaurants, Spectrum and Sapori Deli. The hotel’s pastry team has also prepared an exquisite hampers that make the perfect gift for friends, family or business associates to share the joy of this Holy Month.

Iftar Dinner at Spectrum

At Spectrum, guests are invited to enjoy a deliciously themed Iftar buffet menu featuring a lavish spread of mouth-watering specialties from around the world, including hot & cold mezzeh, Nasi Kebuli, Lamb Rack, Sushi and Sashimi, Indonesian dishes including Beef Rendang as well as Ta’jil station that feature sweet delights such as Kolak and assorted fritters. During the month of Ramadan, Spectrum will charm diners with its relaxing atmosphere and Arabic décor. Buka puasa buffet will be served daily from 6pm – 10.30pm and priced at Rp 398,000++ per person.

Iftar Dinner at Sapori Deli

Sapori Deli, the hotel’s exquisite Italian restaurant, will offer guests special three-course set menus with inspirations of Italian, Indonesian and Arabic dishes. Guest can also order sumptuous delights from the ta’jil station separately. The Iftar set menu at Sapori Deli is priced at Rp 248,000++ per person including free-flow soft drinks, flavoured ice tea and juices.

Private or Corporate Ramadan Events

For those looking to host a private or corporate Ramadan themed events, Fairmont Jakarta offers a wide selection of function rooms that caters to every need, from intimate event of 25 people to large scale events for up to 700 people. The Ramadan Events have six menu choices with prices range from Rp 400,000++ to Rp 500,000++ per person. Guests can also choose form a wide list of Ramadan food stall with menu ranging from Kambing Guling, Roti Jala, Rolled Shawarma and many more.

Ramadan Hampers

To share the happiness of Eid al Fitr, Fairmont Jakarta presents sumptuous hampers full of delicious freshly-baked goods and classic Lebaran cakes including Lapis Surabaya Roll, Chocolate Dates, Roasted Peanut, Cookies Vanilla Sable, Kue Nastar, Sagu Keju, Chocolate Pralines, and Sparkling Bel Normande. Presented in an elegant green box with a touch of gold, the hampers is priced from Rp 688,000++. For more information or to make dining reservations, please call +62 (21) 2970 3333 or email diningreservations.jakarta@fairmont.com or email hendi.handadi@fairmont.com for event inquiries.


Jalan Asia Afrika No. 8, Jakarta
T: +62 21 29703333
Facebook: fairmontjakarta
Instagram: @fairmontjakarta
Twitter: @FairmontJakarta